Dutch asset manager Robeco has expanded its conservative product range by launching a new multi-asset fund that will adopt a low volatility strategy.

The new vehicle, known as Robeco QI Conservative Multi Asset fund, will target balanced returns combined with the volatility profile of defensive portfolios.

The fund will be managed by Klaas Smits and Shengsheng Zhang, in association with the conservative equities team and conservative credits team.

The Luxembourg-domiciled fund is expected to be available for investors in the firm’s key European markets soon, Robeco said.

“The starting point for managing this portfolio is a conservative mindset. The strategy will invest globally across various asset classes and has a special focus on capital preservation. The strategy will leverage on the academic work and investment experience of Patrick Houweling and Pim van Vliet with successfully managing the multi-billion Conservative Credits and Conservative Equities strategies,” Smits said.